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Antwerp by Day: Attractions

Akershus Fortress
Place type: First line of defence
Akershus Festning

Akershus Fortress (Norwegian: Akershus Festning) or Akershus Castle (Norwegian: Akershus slott) is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a prison.

  • Walking dist: 5 min
Oslo Opera House
Place type: it ain't over till...
Kirsten Flagstads Plass

The Oslo Opera House (Norwegian: Operahuset) is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway. The building is situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord. Even if you do not fancy opera, the building itself is worth a look!

  • Walking dist: 5 min
Barcode Area
Place type: and now for something completely different
Dronning Eufemias gate 10

The Barcode Project is a section of the Bjørvika portion of the Fjord City redevelopment on former dock and industrial land in central Oslo. It consists of a row of new multi-purpose high-rise buildings. The developer is marketing the project as "The Opera Quarter." There has been intense public debate about the height and shape of the buildings. We just think it looks really cool!

  • Walking dist: 5 min
The Parliament (Stortinget)
Place type: we decide whatever we feel like
Karl Johans gate 22

The Storting building (Norwegian: Stortingsbygningen) is the seat of the Storting, the parliament of Norway, located in central Oslo. It was taken into use on 5 March 1866 and was designed by the Swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet.

  • Walking dist: 10 min
The Royal Palace
Place type: the king commands
Slottsplassen 1

The Royal Palace (Norwegian: Slottet or formally Norwegian: Det kongelige slott) in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of the French King Charles III of Sweden, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden. The palace is the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch. The palace has 173 rooms.

  • Walking dist: 15 min
Place type: park and sculptures
Kongsveien 23

Ekebergparken Sculpture Park is a sculpture park and a national heritage park with a panoramic view of the city at Ekeberg in the southeast of Oslo. The Sculpture Park has been initiated and financed by property director and art collector Christian Ringnes (born 1954). The park is located in a wooded area of 25.5 acres, and was inaugurated 26 September 2013. A total of 31 sculptures were installed when the opening ceremony took place in 2013, many of them with women as subjects. The capital of NOK 350 million has been set aside to cover purchased by the additional sculptures, up to a total of eighty, and the operation of the park for at least 50 years

  • Walking dist: 60 min
Place type: park and sculptures

Frogner Park (Norwegian: Frognerparken) is a public park located in the borough of Frogner, and historically part of Frogner Manor. The manor house is located in the south of the park, and houses the Oslo City Museum. Both the park and the entire borough derive their names from Frogner Manor. Frogner Park contains, in its present centre, the world famous Vigeland installation (Norwegian: Vigelandsanlegget), a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between the 1920s and 1943. Although sometimes referred to as the "Vigeland (Sculpture) Park," (Norwegian: Vigelandsparken) the Vigeland installation is not a separate park, but the name of the sculptures within Frogner Park. The sculpture park consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains.

  • Walking dist: 60 min
Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Place type: cool even without snow
Kongeveien 5

Holmenkollbakken is a large ski jumping hill located at Holmenkollen in Oslo. It has a hill size of HS134, a construction point of K-120, and a capacity for 70,000 spectators. Holmenkollen has hosted the Holmenkollen Ski Festival since 1892, which since 1980 have been part of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup and 1983 the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. It has also hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1930, 1966, 1982 and 2011.

  • Walking dist: 100 min